Category Archives: Events

Volunteer Info Meeting for Bone Marrow Drive

Kirby Sokolow ’14 sends in this plea:

Wesleyan AMSA will be holding a registration drive for the Be the Match Bone Marrow Registry next Friday, December 7th and is in need of volunteers! We will be holding an informational meeting on volunteering: Tuesday, December 4th at 7:15 pm in 41 Wyllys, Room 112.

Every year 10,000 patients need a marrow transplant using blood stem cells from a caring stranger. Thousands of patients with blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma, sickle cell and other life-threatening diseases depend on the Be The Match Registry® to find a match to save their life.

If you have any questions or would like to volunteer but cannot attend the meeting, feel free to contact Kirby Sokolow ’14 atasokolow(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.

Date: Tuesday, December 4
Time: 7:15 pm – 8:00 pm
Place: 41 Wyllys, Room 112

Wes Thinks Big Screening

From the awesome Hannah Vogel ’13 who knows that some peeps didn’t get tickets to this event on time (and were very sad about it):

We’re all very excited for Wesleyan Thinks Big!

If you didn’t get a ticket, we’ll be screening the live stream in PAC001 at 8PM Tuesday! Seating is first come first serve. Pray to the internet buffer gods, please. Come get cheese in Zelnick after!

If you did get a ticket, we’re extending pick-up by one day. PLEASE come pick up your ticket at Usdan, 12-1PM! You can pick it up at the door if you must, but it will be slow and chaotic. Wouldn’t you like your WTB experience to be as relaxing as possible? If you haven’t picked it up by 7:50 on Tuesday, we’re giving away your seat to whoever shows up to be on the waitlist.

WOOHOO.

Date: TONIGHT, December 4
Time: 8pm
Place: PAC001
Cost: Free hundred dollars (I see what you did there, Vogel.)
Facebook: Woot woot

Wes Students for a Free Society Discussion: Richie Adelstein on Libertarian Ethics

Charlie Smith ’15’s political sensibilities are less routine at Wesleyan than his name is:

Is taxation theft? Or is a government policy as moral as its outcome?

Does capitalism necessitate a system of natural rights? Does the free market presuppose an objective good?

Difficult questions, but surely Richie Adelstein has the answers. Come join Wesleyan Students for a Free Society for our final meeting of the semester.

Date: Tuesday, December 4
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:20 pm
Place: Room 421 PAC
Cost: taxation with representation

WSA Elections Now Open

From the WSA:

Dear Students,
The Winter Elections and Winter Survey are now open at http://wsa.wesleyan.edu/voting/. There are eight at-large seats to be filled. Voting will be open from now until 11:59pm December 7th. We strongly encourage you to vote, and have your voice represented.

Your feedback is very important for all of us students here at Wesleyan to make our university what we all want it to be. As always, your thoughts, complaints, comments, concerns, etc. are welcome at wsa[at]wesleyan[dot]edu, or talk with any of your representatives.

Good luck with the rest of your semester,
Grant Tanenbaum ’15, Chloe Murtaugh ’15, Mari Jarris ’14
WSA Elections Committee

The Jaded Basil Seeks Submissions

The lovely Kristen Raddatz ’13 brings a super spiffy writing opportunity to you all:

The Jaded Basil wants your creative writing!

We are Wesleyan’s new online literary magazine, and we publish fiction of any kind – all literary styles, genres, subjects, and forms are welcome. We publish monthly issues, and we update our blog regularly with random goodness that we find on the interwebs. Our goal as a literary magazine is to provide Wes writers with an opportunity to work one-on-one with an experienced editor, improve their writing, and see their work published. Also, of course, to delight and stretch the imagination. You can find us HERE.

ROLLING SUBMISSIONS! Send your brilliant writing to: thejadedbasil(at)gmail(dot)com.

Date: Now
Deadline: Never (YAY ROLLING SUBMISSIONS)
Website: The Most Jaded of Basils

College of Letters Open House


Samantha Januszeski ’13 wants to let the freshmen (and other prospective students) about the College of Letters:

To the Freshmen:

The College of Letters is hosting open houses on Monday December 3, and Tuesday the 4th at 4:15 pm. For those of you who don’t know what the COL is, it’s “ a three-year interdisciplinary major for the study of European literature, history, and philosophy.” If this sounds like something you might be interested in, stop by the library on Monday or Tuesday for coffee, cookies, & information. A more detailed overview of the major is available here.

Date: Monday (December 3rd) & Tuesday (December 4th)
Time: 4:15 pm
Place: COL Library (41 Wyllys, 3rd floor)
Cost: FREE! (And there’s free coffee and cookies!!!)

Audition for the Vagina Monologues

Hana “Boot No More” Elion ’15 writes in with a pudendal, but not shameful, proposition:

Come audition for Wes’ 2013 Production of The Vagina Monologues! Take a break from studying for finals to come give your vag some love! No preparation necessary; come ready to read and moan :)

Monday December 3rd 7:45-9:45PM
Friday December 7th 3-6PM
*You only need to come to one of these auditions, and just stop by whenever you have time!

The play will go up in February. The directors are Hana Elion ’15, Tess Jonas ’15, and Dominique Moore ’15. Email helion@wes with any questions! See you there!

Dates: December 3rd or December 7
Times: 4:45 – 9:45 pm or 3 pm – 6 pm (respectively)
Place: Fayerweather

Teach at the Green Street Arts Center

From Paulina Jones-Torregrosa ’15 and Codi Leitner ’13:

Do you like working with kids? Do you have a passion for teaching others? Are you fun, energetic, and consider yourself a leader? The Green Street Arts Center is looking for teachers for the Spring 2013 semester! We are particularly looking for someone who is interested in teaching dance or yoga, but all course proposals are welcome. This is a paid opportunity for work-study students. You would be responsible for working with 1st through 3rd graders from 4-5 pm. All it takes is an hour and a half a week! Please send your course proposals ASAP to Sandy Guze.

Where: Green Street Arts Center
When: Next semester, once a week
Contact: sguze(at)wesleyan(dot)edu
Deadline: ASAP

Think BIG, Wesleyan: Professor Speakers Announced

Hannah Vogel ’13 writes in to let y’all know about an opportunity to start thinkin’ big, especially if you haven’t started already doing so this year. Tell your Mom, tell your roommate, tell your friends:

No slides. No handouts. No Moodle. Just the most exciting professors at Wesleyan, talking about the ideas they can’t stop thinking about. You nominated your favorite professors earlier this semester. Now, five of those professors have been brought together to deliver nine-minute lectures on a topic that excites and inspires them for the second-ever Wesleyan Thinks Big! Tickets will go on “sale” at 12 p.m. on Wed., November 28th on their website, and will be available for pick-up at Usdan this coming Thursday, Friday, and Monday from 12 to 1 p.m.
SPEAKERS:
GREG VOTH: “The Paradox of Modern Physics”
DAR WILLIAMS: “Positive Proximity: What I discovered by touring in and about 500 cool American towns from Rockland, Maine to Fairbanks, Alaska”
ELVIN LIM: “The Case Against Marriage”
GIL SKILLMAN: “Wesleyan 2050″
SCOTT HIGGINS: “Fighting Familiarity with Form, or Why We Should Look More Closely”

Place: Memorial Chapel (with reception to follow in Zelnick)
Date: Tuesday, December 4th (Jay-Z’s birthday)
Time: 8 pm
Cost: FREE DOLLARS
Tickets. Facebook. Livestream.

For last year’s Wesleyan Thinks Big, click here.